Dr Allister Gall
Profiles

Dr Allister Gall

Lecturer in Media Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Role

Allister Gall is a filmmaker, artist and academic. His  research works across a range of media including film, moving image and performance. He is a principal-investigator and co-founder of Imperfect Cinema. The project interrogates the emancipatory potential of the idea of imperfection through process, shared experiences and microcinema.  His films and participatory projects have been screened and exhibited at the Interstate Gallery in Brooklyn (NYC), Sightline’s Film Festival (Australia) The London Lift-Off Film Festival, The All About the River Festival, The View From Here Film Festival, Lift Off London, Supersonic Festival in Birmingham and Peckham24 at the South Kiosk Gallery London. He recently facilitated moving image workshops for COGNOVO, Walk On Film and other community projects and was selected for the Cornwall workshop facilitated by LUX. He has published and presented papers internationally, including the One Plus One Film Journal, the Guardian, Visible Evidence XIII, NECS Cinema, KISMIF and British Radical Screens. He has a PhD from Plymouth University, 'Towards a Cinema of Imperfection: Participatory Film as Research’, and lectures in Media Arts. 

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Plymouth University, 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 2014
Masters of Research (Mres), Plymouth University, 2009
BA (Hons) Theatre Arts, Franklin Pierce University USA, 2003

Professional membership

Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Research interests

Allister Gall is a filmmaker, artist and academic. His research works across a range of media including film, moving image and performance. He is a principal-investigator and co-founder of Imperfect Cinema. The project interrogates the emancipatory potential of the idea of imperfection through process, shared experiences and microcinema. His films and participatory projects have been screened and exhibited at the Interstate Gallery in Brooklyn (NYC), Sightline’s Film Festival (Australia) The London Lift-Off Film Festival, The All About the River Festival, The View From Here Film Festival, Lift Off London, Supersonic Festival in Birmingham and Peckham24 at the South Kiosk Gallery London. He recently facilitated moving image workshops for COGNOVO, Walk On Film and other community projects and was selected for the Cornwall workshop facilitated by LUX. He has published and presented papers internationally, including the One Plus One Film Journal, the Guardian, Visible Evidence XIII, NECS Cinema, KISMIF and British Radical Screens. He has a PhD from Plymouth University, 'Towards a Cinema of Imperfection: Participatory Film as Research’, and lectures in Media Arts. Alongside filmmaking, he plays in the music project WYFOFBATH.

Grants & Contracts

2016 - Residential workshop participant - Cornwall Workshop with LUX

2014 - Grant for Tamar film & workshop project, All About the River Festival

2013 - Grant for Imperfect Takeover project, Peninsular Arts

2010 - Grant for View From Here Documentary 

Screenings, Exhibitions & Workshops

2016

Peckham 24 Moving Image, Omgyjer Glusek: South Kiosk Gallery, London

CogNOVO / Imperfect Cinema workshop

MeCCSA 2016 Conference, Canterbury

2015

Plymouth Fringe Festival

Native Makers Festival, Plymouth

Plymouth Art Weekender

2014

All About the River Festival/Tamar Project

Walk On Film

Devon Youth

Truth About Youth, Princes Trust

2013

Imperfect Takeover, Peninsular Arts

Besides the Screen, Exploding Cinema, Goldsmith, London

2012

Supersonic Festival, Birmingham

Plymouth Art Centre

2011

Supersonic Festival, Birmingham

Interstate Gallery, Brooklyn New York City

Lift Off Film Festival, London

2010

View From Here Film Festival

Research groups

  • Expanded Narrative

PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCES

Sightline's: Filmmaking in the Academy, RMIt University, Melbourne Australia

Visible Evidence xxiii: New Frontiers in Documentary, 'For an Imperfect i-doc', School of Film and Photography, Montana State University, USA

MeCCSA2016 Conference, Canterbury University:‘Imperfect d.i.y Communities'

KISMIF Conference, Porto: ‘Imperfect Practices: Film, punk and collectivity'

Plymouth University, Inclusive Practice: ‘The Problems of Assessment in Media Arts’

 The Guardian: ‘DIY Culture, how to do it yourself'

Exeter University, QERN: ‘Interplay(ing): Building Democratic Approaches to Film'

Roehampton University Theorising Practice, Practicing Theory: “For An Imperfect Practice'

Plymouth University, ‘Is it TV? Or Something Else?:‘Online and Local Television Networks: A new pedagogy for a changing media

Avanca Cinema: Arts and Communication, ‘(Re)Framing Punk Cinema'

NECS Cinema and Media International Conference,Prague: ‘Imperfect Makes Practice'

Avanca Cinema Conference, Portugal: ‘Reviewing Punk Cinema’

Making Futures International Conference: ‘Imperfect Cinema: Making Futures?'

Dirty Hands Symposium: ‘Imperfect Cinema; Participation,Micro-Cinema & DIY Punk’

As research assistant, co-organised the ‘Is it TV? Or Something Else?’ symposium at Plymouth University 2011

 One Plus One Filmmakers Journal, in collaboration with Dan Paolantonio

Requiem///102 Project with Nicolas Rombes, author of New Punk Cinema

British Radical Screens Symposium: ‘Towards a Radical Film Practice’

Links

www.allistergall.com

www.imperfectcinema.com